5/882 - Driver

Loder Hills

ALLEN

Main Body (Army Service Corps)

Timeline


1915

1915

11 December

Enlistment

Auckland Military District

Initial training

Avondale, Auckland

1915

18 December

Transfer to England

S.S. Ruapehu

1916

1916

3 February

Marched in to the Company Training Camp, Falmouth

1916

25 February

Admitted to hospital with appendicitis

1916

16 March

From the Front

The Company joined the underground warfare in the North of France

Chantecler, Sector of Arras

1916

23 March

Marched in to NZ Depot, Hornchurch

1916

3 June

Embarked for France

1916

7 June

Joined the Company

1916

25 September

Admitted to hospital

1916

5 October

Rejoined the Company

1916

16 November

From the Front

The Company began the operations to connect old underground quarries in Arras in order to accommodate thousands of soldiers for an upcoming battle

1917

1917

9 April

Battle of Arras

British Offensive


From the Front

The Company was employed to rebuild a major road leading to the Front during the battle

Arras-Cambrai Road

1917

5 May

From the Front

The Company moved to Monchy, ten kilometres east of Arras, to work on the fortification of the new front line

The Billets in Monchy
1918

From the Front

The Company was still carrying out the digging of underground premises and defences on the Front near Arras

The Workshop in Arras

1918

6 January

Granted leave to France

1918

22 January

Rejoined the Company

1918

21 February

Detached to NZ Base Depot, Etaples

1918

21 March

Spring Offensive

German Attacks


From the Front

The Company was engaged in the defence of Arras by digging new trenches and dug-outs under constant enemy shellfire

1918

13 May

Rejoined the Company

1918

1 June

Admitted to hospital with myalgia

1918

12 June

Rejoined the Company

1918

8 August

100 Days Offensive

Allied Attacks

1918

27 September

From the Front

The Company experienced its newly reconversion in bridge construction

Over the Sambre River, Maubeuge

1918

11 November

Armistice

Cessation of Hostilities

1918

11 December

Appointed Motor Mechanic

1918

28 December

Promoted Corporal

1919

1919

29 January

Embarked for England

1919

14 March

Transfer to New Zealand

R.M.S. Ionic

1919

22 May

Final discharge

End of Service

Decoration

British War Medal
British War Medal

Victory Medal
Victory Medal

Sources and bibliography

  • Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, AABK 18805 W5922 1/0007758 , Military Personnel File: Loder Hills ALLEN - 5/882.
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, Online Cenotaph He Toa Taumata Rau: Loder Hills ALLEN.
  • Nominal Roll of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 1915. New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, Wellington, Government Printer, 1916, p. 8.

How to cite this page

Anthony BYLEDBAL, “Loder Hills ALLEN (5/882)”, New Zealand Tunnellers, 2020 (2009). Accessed: 29 November 2020. URL: https://www.nztunnellers.com/roll/details.php?id=10